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Old 09-10-2008, 14:58   #1
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adding reefs

Is this as simple as adding gromets in the right place? I am thinking jib more than main.

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You would have to reinforce the clew.
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And the new tack.
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I just got a 3rd reef andded to my mainsail. Local doyle/fraser sail loft did it for a very reasonable price
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Would it be possible to leave the tack on and raise the foot (the bunt) and the clew? In effect raising the clew and reducing some sail.
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yes that would work. A sailmaker made me a wire luff jib once with two tack points in the wire. It's easier than changing sails. I like the high cut clew idea better though. Best system I've had though was a roller furling Jib and a large staysail tacked near the Jib tack. StaySail in the bag with lines ready. Heavy squall? just furl the headsail attach the staysail halyard and put the fairly large staysail up. Man that boat got "in the groove" in 25+ knots of wind and balanced well. Lots of power and pretty flat ride. My 120% furling jib tack was a couple of feet.. maybe more... off the deck and tacked through the inner stay pretty well as long as you take care on your helm during the tack... Id much rather do this than try to make a furling jib work well.... they just dont and de power to boat flapping all the time... even with the luff pad etc...
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